Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in the innovative businesses that drive economic growth. It complements Innovate UK project funding with intensive, specialist-led support for such ambitious businesses.
Each high-potential, innovative business in our portfolio benefits from the objective perspective of a dedicated innovation and growth specialist local to them. Our specialist considers a business in the round and, working closely with its leadership, identifies the most productive ways to accelerate its growth.
Our specialists can draw on resources such as our programmes, events, innovation & international networks and their domain expert colleagues. For some businesses our resources, such as investment readiness programme Pitchfest and the Global Business Innovation Programme, will also be a gateway to our bespoke, specialist-led support.
We establish strong relationships based on trust that support each business through its growth journey to scale: The most outstanding scaling businesses that are disrupting their industries, capable of internationalisation and achieving over 50% growth p.a. are invited to join our Scaleup Programme for enhanced support.
Note: Until December 31st 2020 the majority of Innovate UK’s business growth support was delivered under the label Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).